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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Use of USDA Foods in Disasters

We discuss information and resources provided in the revised USDA Foods in Disaster Manual, June 2021 to help you be prepared for the use of USDA Foods in disasters, emergencies and situations of distress

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0131

USDA Foods Program Disaster Manual

This manual contains important information for persons in FNS headquarters, FNS regional offices, and distributing agencies, which include state distributing agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations that are charged with the responsibility of providing USDA Foods to disaster relief organizations in the event of a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress.

Resource | Forms

FNS-674: User Access Request Form

Form FNS-674 is used to request access to the USDA Food Program Reporting System (FPRS).  

FNS-674
Resource | Forms

FNS-292a: Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief

FNS Form 292A is to be used to report Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief. 

FNS-292A
Resource | Webinars/Videos

Disaster Preparedness: The Role of USDA Foods in Disasters

In this webinar, we discuss what actions you can take and the resources available to be better prepared for a disaster when utilizing USDA Foods.

Resource | Policy Memos

Consolidation of Reporting Requirements and Replacement of Donated Foods in Disasters, Emergencies, and Situations of Distress

This policy memorandum consolidates requirements for the SDA when reporting the distribution of donated foods, and when requesting the replacement of such foods, in disasters, emergencies and situations of distress. 

FD-109
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0037

Clarification of State Agency Review Requirements for Donated Foods in the NSLP

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the responsibilities of the state administering agency and the state distributing agency with respect to ensuring compliance with requirements for donated foods in the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

FD-089
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0032

Reimbursement of Intra-State Transportation Costs During Disasters

During a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, or during a situation of distress declared by a state or FNS, the state may find it necessary to transport USDA Foods from one area within the state to another in support of disaster feeding efforts.  These intra-state transportation costs will be reimbursed by FNS during a Presidentially declared disaster/emergency, and reimbursed by FNS to the extent funds are available during situations of distress.  

FD-088
Resource | Forms

FNS-57: Report of Shipment Received Over, Short and/or Damaged

Form FNS-57 is used by consignees to report overages and shortages in a shipment and commodities damaged in transit.

FNS-57
Resource | Forms

FSA-21: Public Voucher - Commodity Programs

State agencies apply for reimbursement using Form FSA-21, submitted to the appropriate FNS regional office for approval. 

FSA-21